These are the last know published photos of Layne Staley.
Staley became more reclusive after this appearance, barely leaving his Seattle condo from 1997 until his death on April 19, 2002. Staley’s mother owns the last photo of Staley, taken on February 14, 2002, which features him holding his new-born nephew, Oscar. That photo has never been published.
UPDATE: On October 31, 1998, Staley attended a Jerry Cantrell solo show. He declined Cantrell’s request to sing with him on stage but a photo was taken of Layne backstage. This photo claims to be the last photo of Layne that has been publicly released (Layne is in the center)…
Sadly, he looks terrible. Drugs are bad.